I hope everybody had a safe and sunny Easter.
We had tons of fun...
Especially because Matt was able to take off work for the family festivities on Saturday.
I wanted to make all of the little kiddies THESE cute treats, but mine melted while in the oven:(
I was able to whip this versatile treat up in no time to take it's place.
You can make this for any and every holiday.
Basically slap any holiday with the word BAIT, and a festive treat is born;)
approx. 10 cups Popcorn, home popped
3 blocks White Almond Candi Quik, chopped
1 teaspoon Shortening
3/4 cup Ghiradelli White Chocolate Chips
Toll House Easter Mini Morsels
Pink Sanding Sugar, large
1 package Peanut Butter M&M Eggs
Melt the Candi Quik, white chocolate, and shortening in the microwave until just melted.
Don't overheat or it will scorch.
In a large bowl, drizzle white chocolate mixture over popcorn and lightly stir until coated.
Stir in M&M's.
Spread out on wax paper.
Sprinkle on the sanding sugar and mini morsels.
Let the white chocolate harden, then carefully break into pieces.
Watch it disappear, and just try to leave it alone:)
I used what was on hand, thus why there are two different kinds of white chocolates. I had the Ghiradelli, left over from THESE and the Candi Quik from THIS
For me, the best part of this treat is the crunch of the sanding sugar with the popcorn. It makes it more fun to eat, and makes it look pretty too.
I got the mini morsels last year and have been saving them for a Spring treat. They stored great and added a little pop of color.
The shortening is used for thinning the chocolate. If you want to keep it out, be prepared for a thicker pour and/or less coverage on the popcorn.
You can add the mini morsels at the same time as the M&M's. A lot fell to the bottom of the bowl, since I added them once the popcorn was spread on the wax paper.